Surname statistics for Boateng

There are approximately 3,416 people named Boateng in the UK. That makes it the 2,961th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 54 are named Boateng.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34162961N/A54
United Kingdom (1881 census)N/Aless than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States143517952N/A5
Australia1857390less than 0.0011


People with the surname Boateng are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Boateng
Richard Boateng
Samuel Boateng
Peter Boateng
Benjamin Boateng
Nana Boateng
Edward Boateng
Prince Boateng
Joseph Boateng
Paul Boateng
Kwame Boateng
George Boateng
Kwaku Boateng
Alex Boateng
Kwadwo Boateng
John Boateng
Kwasi Boateng
Yaw Boateng
Frank Boateng
James Boateng

Top female forenames

Janet Boateng
Mary Boateng
Gillian Boateng
Gifty Boateng
Mercy Boateng
Yvonne Boateng
Ophelia Boateng
Victoria Boateng
Gladys Boateng
Anna Boateng
Rebecca Boateng
Grace Boateng
Abigail Boateng
Vesta Boateng
Bridget Boateng
Antoinette Boateng
Diana Boateng
Joyce Boateng
Rosemary Boateng
Esther Boateng


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.